Industry Insights

June investor, alternative finance, and FinTech events

There are some fantastic investor events coming up in June. Below, you'll find a collection of the ones we thought you might be interested in.

To find out more about a particular event, just click on the relevant title below. Alternatively, you may wish to book tickets straight away, which you can do by following the second link in a section to be taken directly to the event's registration page.

Not an event taking place in June but the deadline for nominations for the UK Angel Investment Awards 2016 is on June 7th.

 June 1st

SAP Startup Focus on FinTech

Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London. E1 6AD.

SAP Startup Focus is a global programme helping promising startups in the big data, predictive, and real-time analytics space build applications on the SAP HANA platform and accelerate the go-to-market.

This event invites attendees to meet successful startup founders, interact with media professionals, and pitch to a distinguished panel of VCs, enterprise customers, accelerators, and SAP executives 

Tickets are free, so click here to register.

June 3rd - 5th

NatWest London Hackathon

RBS Digital Studio, 40 Islington High Street, London. N1 8XB.

Coders, designers, entrepreneurs, and business people come together to collaborate on the creation and showcasing of a working prototype. In just 48 hours.

The brief is to deliver innovative solutions around the themes of Disruption, Sustainability, and Technology to enable 'open banking'. Participants can then pitch the product to senior business leaders in banking and FinTech in the hope of winning some 'super cool prizes'. According to the FAQ section, there is also the potential to pitch to the board f RBS.

Click here to register for your free ticket.


June 9th - 10th

Investment Week: Funds to Watch

Claridge's Hotel, Brook St, London. W1K 4HR.

Attend for an evening of pitch presentations, with four already carefully selected by the UK Business Angel's Association screening team and three more to be announced soon.

Each presentation will be followed by an in-depth question session and a two-course private dinner.

This event is by invitation only, so requests to be sent to Georgina Walters of Incisive Media.

June 9th

LOVESPACE: Managing the Crowd - Realities of Crowd Equity for the Growing Business

Kennington Park, Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London. SW9 6DE.

Steve Folwell, co-founder and Chief Executive of LOVESPACE will lead this seminar and talk about his own experiences of raising finance from the crowd via an online equity crowdfunding platform.

Tickets are limited so click here to book your space.


June 16th

Market Focus 2016: GEM

Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, London. W1K 7TN.

Emerging markets have been polarising investors after a punishing period for the asset class as plummeting commodities prices, a slowdown in China, and interest rate concerns hammered them.

This event will see fund manager speakers examine the headwinds and tailwinds for individual countries, sectors, and companies across this diverse area and explain how they are positioned in this volatile environment. Speakers include Yannis Lykouris, Investment Manager at Baillie Gifford and James Upton, MD at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

June 20th

Scale Ups Meet Corporates

London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Row, London. EC4M 7HP.

Innovate Finance is partnering with Silicon Valley comes to the UK, Tech London Advocates, and others to engage London's fastest-growing tech companies with Corporates.

This event is for Innovate Finance members. Click here to find out more.

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June 20th

Fincoder: FinTech Developer Conference

Aviva Digital Garage, 33-35 Hoxton Square, London. N1 6NN.

Part of London Tech Week, Fincoder invites developers, technologists, and CTOs to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they are currently facing. The conference will look at how increased VC appetite make it an interesting time to work in financial services technology.

The event will feature a number of workshops and networking opportunities.

Buy tickets here.

June 22nd

Money Talks - VCs Take the Stage

Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London. E14 5AB.

Innovate Finance puts VCs in the hot seat by getting them on stage to pitch to startups before a sellout crowd.

This event gets VCs to demystify venture capitalism by talking about their own experience, investment ethos, and influence. Hailing from major FinTech hubs around the world, the VCs will battle it out in front of a Dragons' Den-style panel of FinTech startups seeking investment.

This event is for Innovate Finance members. Click here to find out more.


June 28th

Retirement Money Show

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London. SW1P 3EE.

Hear from over 25 expert speakers from national Radio/TV, government, financial service companies, voluntary organisations, and retirement lifestyle companies.

This event will bring you some great advice on the most important retirement issues, including: when to start saving and investing, how much to save, pension reforms, and strategies suitable for those who have retired and want to ensure a regular income.

Click here to register for this event.

 June 30th

FinTech Evolution 2016

1 Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1GB.

London's tech landscape is booming with the UK positioned as a world leader, particularly in FinTech. This conference bridges the gap between the start up and corporate worlds and aims to assist in the development of FinTech`s rise to pre-eminence in the financial world.

June 30th

SHARES Investor Evening

Novotel London Tower Bridge, 10 Pepys Street, London. EC3N 2NR.

Existing investors, as well as those looking for new investment opportunities, are invited to listen to presentations from four leading companies, speak with directors directly, and discuss their plans regarding development and growth. 

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